Beating the drum....

Discussion in 'Bamboo, Fiberglass & Classic Reels' started by David Loy, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    Thanks for your efforts to date on this gathering. I'll be there when it does happen. I doubt I'll have any more rods then than I do now... Well maybe one more.

    TC
     
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    I knew I would miss the originally scheduled date since we were on vacation that weekend. I'll certainly join if the next scheduled date doesn't conflict, but I am headed to Fernie, B.C. Sept. 19 for a week. And then another week later on to the Skeena region.

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    Are you suggesting a 'boo gathering in Fernie??? I'm IN!!!
     
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    para_adams Active Member

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    David, my know-how is worth maybe a nickle, maybe a little less. But happy to share and mis-guide you any time! Ron
     
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  5. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Several of us here will be away on an annual fishing trip and bamboofest the week following Labor Day. Hope this doesn't interfere with scheduling as I'd like to not miss either event.

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    Now that I possess a cane rod, I have even more incentive to make it to this! I'm hoping to have it retooled by then.
     
  7. David Loy

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    It wouldn't be a party without you. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    para_adams Active Member

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    Been too quiet on the Bamboo section of WFF so I posted this for no good reason other than to say this old Granger will come out for the fall gathering. Reels.jpg
     
  9. Mike Monsos

    Mike Monsos AKA flyman219

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    Great looking Granger!
    Mike
     
  10. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    What are the spec's on that Grainger? I ask because I have an old Phillipson that could be similar depending on the age of both rods.

    TC
     
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    Its a 9050. The tip on a 9050 is amazingly light but its still a 9 foot bamboo rod. I find it lighter in hand than some 8-1/2 foot monties I've fished but it is still a lot of rod to cast. Some love it. I personally am building an alternate second butt section from a trashed 9050 butt which I've cut 6" short from the butt end. Given the light tip of the 9050 taper the shortened 8-1/2 alternate version created an easy casting powerful 6/7 wt for the Yakima or lakes. I'll bring the full original Aristocrat and the alternate butt when we meet if anyone is interested in seeing how they compare.
     
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  12. Greg Armstrong

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    Although my 9050 is just the Victory model I find it works pretty well throwing streamers.

    Para; your Aristocrat model is a pretty one!
     
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    No such thing as a "just a..." granger model. They are all wonderful.
     
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    I guess you're right, and I have to agree.
    I've got two 8642's, the 9050 and an 8040.
    All of them are "Victory" models - and all of them are wonderful to fish with!
     
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    That's a wonderful collection of Grangers. If you decide to bring the 8040 to the gathering I'd like to compare it to my Phillipson 8' HEH Pacemaker to see how similar they are or aren't.
     
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    If we're in town whenever the gathering happens I'd be happy to bring it to compare.

    Interesting to note that one of the 8642's I have is an earlier "Granger" model, whereas the other 8642 is a later W & M Granger.
    I had read that the later model is a stouter rod, and that is certainly true in this case. I'll bring both if anyone is interested.
     
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    I've got a minty W&M Granger 9050 Special I'll be happy to trot out. It's a big rod and one I don't fish much. (Not saying much since I haven't been fishing with any rod lately.)

    I recall reading once that all W&M Grangers were designed to cast a 5wt line, a real departure at the time when most other rods were happiest with a 6wt. Not sure whether that's true or not so I'd love to hear others' opinions or thoughts . . .

    K
     
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    I like mine with a six but I'm a mediocre caster who relies on a lot of hauling and scary body English to cast. Ron
     
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    I agree with ParaAdams in that my 9050 does best for me with a 6 wt line.
    The 8642's and the 8040 seem best to me with 5 wt DT's.

    I'm a self taught caster and it shows too, but I still catch fish now and then and that keeps me happy.
     
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    Thanks Sofflyfisher. It was a mess when I picked it up and it was a fun project. Thanks to Steve K for inspiring me to launch into the bamboo refinishing world. I've got a long ways to go before I'm good at this but its a great challenge. This is probably goofy, but I always think of John Gierach when I hear about Grangers, so when he came to town just after I finished the rod I took it with me to his book signing and he humored me by signing the rod at my request. Better than an autographed baseball to me.
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